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Harmun Takhar v. The People ex rel. Feather River Air Quality Management District

This appeal challenges the trial court’s denial of a special motion to strike
pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 425.16, the anti-SLAPP statute,1 directed at a
cross-complaint asserting causes of action arising from a civil enforcement action
brought by Feather River Air Quality Management District against Harmun Takhar for
multiple violations of state and local air pollut... More...
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Brian Reynolds v. Henderson & Lyman and Douglas Arend Northern District of Illinois Courthouse - Chicago, Illinois Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This appeal arises out of a malpractice suit that Brian Reynolds brought against the law firm Hen-derson & Lyman and one of its lawyers (collectively “H&L”), alleging that H&L gave negligent advice to several LLCs that Reynolds co-owned and managed. According to Reynolds, H&L’s bad advice led him to violate federal disclosure laws
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when he drafted the LLCs’ financial statement... More...
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United States of America v. Oristel Soto-Peguero District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Norwood Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Federal Prison for Heroin Trafficking

Defendant shot at the front door when officers arrived at his home

A Norwood man was sentenced on September 12, 2018 in federal court in Boston for distributing heroin in the Taunton area.

Oristel Soto-Peguero, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to 22 years in... More...
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United States of America v. Joe Simmons a/k/a "Profit" District of Massachusetts Federal Courthouse - Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, MA - Boston Man Sentenced for Distributing Drugs in and Around Public Housing Development

An identified Boston gang member was sentenced on September in federal court in Boston for distributing drugs in and around the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments in Jamaica Plain.

Joe Simmons, a/k/a “Profit,” 30, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to seven years i... More...
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Amanda Kondrat'Yev v. City of Pensacola, Florida United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida Federal Courthouse - Pensacola, Florida

The City of Pensacola, Florida appeals a district court decision ordering it to remove a 34-foot Latin cross from a public park on the ground that the City’s maintenance of the cross violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. Having concluded that we are bound by existing Circuit precedent, we find ourselves constrained to affirm.
The pertinent facts are undisputed. In 1941, th... More...
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Friends of Riverside's Hills v. City of Riverside, Carlton R. Lofgren as Trustee etc.

Real parties in interest Carlton and Raye Lofgren, as Trustees of the Lofgren
Family Trust and the Lofgren 1998 Trust (the Lofgrens), sought a residential
development permit to build six single-family homes on a parcel of just over 11 acres in
Riverside. After respondent City of Riverside (the City) approved the permit and issued
a negative declaration stating the development did n... More...
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Richard Dent v. National Football League Northern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Francisco Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

This appeal requires us to decide whether a variety of
state-law claims brought against the National Football
League (NFL) by former professional football players are
preempted by § 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act
(LMRA), 29 U.S.C. § 141.
The district court held that the players’ claims are
preempted and dismissed their suit. We disagree. As pled,
the players’... More...
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InfoSpan, Inc. v. Emirates NBD Bank, PJSC Central District of California Federal Courthouse - Los Angeles, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

A defendant that timely asserts that the district court lacks
personal jurisdiction and litigates the issue to an adverse
decision from the district court does not waive the personal
jurisdiction defense by vigorously litigating defenses to the
merits, including by asserting counterclaims against other
parties. Emirates NBD Bank PJSC (the “Bank”) was entitled
to litigate it... More...
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After receiving a tip that Kechedzian was linked to a fugitive operating a large credit card fraud ring, federal agents conducted a trash pull from Kechedzian’s residence. In his trash, they found two counterfeit credit cards and, based on this, the agents obtained a search warrant. The resulting search of Kechedzian’s residence and cars uncovered two USB drives containing 1,451 stolen credit card... More...   $0 (09-09-2018 - )

State of Vermont V. Jeremy R. Amidon Lewd or lascivious conduct with a child

In October 2013, defendant was charged with a single count of lewd or lascivious conduct with a child, second offense, for touching the vaginal area of his daughter C.A. sometime between July 2005 and July 2007. Prior to trial the State notified the defense of its intent to introduce evidence of prior bad acts, including that defendant was physically and emotionally 2 abusive toward C.A. and... More...   $0 (09-09-2018 - CT)

State of Tennessee v. Robert Burnette

At the Defendant’s trial on these charges, the parties presented the following evidence: Betty Davis1 testified that on May 11, 2015, she was at her sister’s house in Memphis, Tennessee drinking beer and whiskey. She was sitting on the porch of her sister’s residence with her sister, her daughter, and two of her grandchildren, and felt as if someone was watching her. Her other grandchild was sta... More...   $0 (09-09-2018 - TN)

State of Tennessee v. Raymond B. Thomas

A Dyer County grand jury indicted the Defendant for two counts of sale of dihydrocodeinone within 1,000 feet of a public elementary school and one count of sale of a controlled substance obtained through TennCare. At trial, the parties presented the following evidence: Mike Leggett, a Dyersburg Police Department detective, testified 09/06/2018 -2 about a March 27, 2013 controlled buy involving ... More...   $0 (09-09-2018 - )


The defendant was employed in California by the plaintiff company, which is headquartered in Massachusetts. 2 As a condition of employment, he signed a confidentiality, nonsolicitation, and noncompetition agreement (agreement) that declared that the agreement would be governed by the laws of Massachusetts and that all lawsuits arising from the agreement would be brought in a Massachusetts co... More...   $0 (09-09-2018 - MA)

San Franciscans for Livable neighborhoods v. City and County of San Francisco

After preparing an environmental impact report (EIR) defendant City and County
of San Francisco (City) approved revisions of the housing element of its general plan.
San Franciscans for Livable Neighborhoods (SFLN) filed a petition for writ of mandate
challenging the adequacy of City’s EIR. The trial court denied relief and we affirm.
A. The... More...
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Ray K. Haynes v. Indiana University Southern District of Indiana Federal Courthouse - Indianapolis, Indiana Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Ray Haynes was employed as an as-sistant professor in the Department of Education at Indiana University. At the end of his six-year probationary contract, he lost his bid for tenure. Haynes, who is black, alleges that the University denied his tenure application because of his race in violation of federal law. The district judge entered summary judgment for the University and we affirm. The judge’... More...   $0 (09-07-2018 - IN)

Alexander Pogosyan v. Appellate Division of the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, The People, Real Party in Interest

A defendant charged with a misdemeanor has a right under Penal
Code1 section 1382 to be brought to trial within 45 days after
arraignment if the defendant is not in custody at that time.2 (§ 1382,
subd. (a)(3).) If, however, the defendant requests or consents to the
setting of a trial date after that 45-day period, the defendant must be
brought to trial “on the date set for tri... More...
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We take the facts as described by the Tribe in its complaint. See Ocasio-Hernández v. Fortuño-Burset, 640 F.3d 1, 5 (1st Cir. 2011). The Tribe's grievance stems from an agreement reached between the Tribe and state and federal agencies under the auspices of the National Historic Preservation Act, 54 U.S.C. § 300101 et seq. (the "NHPA" or the "Act"). The NHPA requires federal agencies over... More...   $0 (09-05-2018 - RI)

State of Tennessee v. Eric Battle

At the Defendant’s trial on these charges, the parties presented the following evidence: Mardarius Marshall testified that he had known the Defendant for a couple of years, meeting him through Mr. Marshall’s brother. At the time of the incident, which occurred on December 19, 2014, there was a disagreement between the Defendant and Mr. Marshall’s brother over a female. Mr. Marshall and his mothe... More...   $0 (09-04-2018 - TN)


The defendant, Anthony Robertson, appeals from his convictions of murder in the first degree, armed robbery, 2 and carrying a firearm without a license. He argues that he did not receive a fair trial because eyewitnesses improperly identified him in court; the prosecutor misstated evidence in closing argument; the judge erred in declining to question jurors about potential racial bias... More...   $0 (09-04-2018 - MA)

Theodore Hayes and Aqeela Fogle v. Philip E. Harvey Eastern District of Pennsylvania Federal Courthouse - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Hayes family receives enhanced voucher rental
assistance from the federal government, and a federal statute
provides that enhanced voucher holders “may elect to remain”
in their housing developments, even after their landlord has
opted out of the federal housing assistance program. 42 U.S.C.
§ 1437f(t)(1)(B). But the Hayes family’s landlord, Appellee
Philip Harvey, cont... More...
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Anthony Bedolla v. State of Indiana

The relevant facts as discussed in Bedolla’s direct appeal follow:
In the early morning hours of March 8, 2009, Jose Reyes and his girlfriend, Sarai Solano, were at the El Rey De Copas club in Indianapolis. Solano had worked as a paid confidential informant for the police in other cases. Solano saw Erick Espinoza arguing with Bedolla in the club and saw Bedolla push Espinoza. Solano had kn... More...
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On March 26, 2013, defendant was charged by bill of information with one
count of production of pornography involving juveniles under the age of seventeen
in violation of La. R.S. 14:81.1 (count one), and with two counts of sexual battery
upon a juvenile under the age of thirteen in violation of La. R.S. 14:31.1 (counts two
and three). Defendant pled not guilty on all counts o... More...
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Heriberto Saenz v. The State of Texas

On the evening of September 30, 2009, a group of people were gathered outside a residence at 1112 Sabinas Street in Corpus Christi according to trial testimony by several witnesses. At approximately 11:00 p.m. a red truck drove past the residence. The driver of the truck shot ten or more rounds of ammunition into the crowd, killing seventeen-year-old Claryssa Silguero, and wounding three men... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

The State of Texas v. Mark Anthony Alvear Sooner Cannabis Consultants Click Here For Expert Help 918-960-5038

This is the second appeal in this case. The first appeal was filed by Alvear after the trial court denied his first motion to quash information, motion to dismiss, and application for writ of habeas corpus. The underlying facts are set out in our previous opinion: Appellant Mark Alvear was charged by information with driving while intoxicated. The information, filed on August 13, 2012, all... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

Ridge Natural Resources, LLC, Calvin Smajstrla, Christopher Hawa and Wilson Hawa v. Double Eagle Royalty, LP Ridge Natural Resources LLC Mineral Rights

Although an in-depth examination of oil-and-gas principles is not necessary to resolve the merits of this appeal, we pause briefly to define the various rights at issue in a mineral estate so as to ground our subsequent discussion and provide context as to what rights the McDaniels purportedly believed they were conveying, and what rights may have actually been conveyed in the agreement the Mc... More...   $0 (09-02-2018 - TX)

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